Bibbulmun Bush Survival

  • When: Saturday 12 June 2021 at 9:00am to Sunday 13 June 2021 at 9:00am
  • Where: Near Kalamunda (check your web account for details once you have booked) to Near Kalamunda | Section/s: The Darling Range
  • Rating: Beginners | Category: Overnight Adventures

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Join us for an overnight walk packed with a range of theoretical and practical exercises to keep you safe on the Bibbulmun.

This event focusses on a wide range of subjects relating to bush survival and walking the Track. The event is run by Steve Sertis, Foundation Events Manager and Lead Guide. Steve has been involved with the Bibbulmun Track for more than 20 years and has walked it many times end-to-end.

There are a number of theoretical as well as practical exercises that we will engage in as a group over the course of the event.

I learnt so much and the information and skills taught are so useful. Everyone should do this. I will recommend this course to my friends!

We only walk 2km each day carrying our overnight packs (food, clothing, stove, tent etc). The distance is short to give us the maximum time to focus on our activities on Saturday which include:

  • Map and compass reading with a night walk, off-track night navigation, a longer off-track day time navigation exercise and finding emergency exits
  • First Aid basics and poison plant identification
  • Water procurement methods
  • Bush fire survival
  • Fuel stove use
  • Tent siting and more.

Participants will require a sound level of fitness and be prepared to walk through the bush, off-track in the night in a small group. 

We finish early on Sunday morning.

Solid, very useful introduction to vital bush camping and survival skills that are very applicable to anyone venturing into the bush from a day-walk to a through-hike. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in venturing into the bush at all, particularly for beginners but also for people with some experience who are interested in learning new skills. Ana - event participant.

Includes trip preparation notes, map, experienced guides and equipment hire. BYO food. Own transport to walk start. 

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Once you have booked, watch for the automated email with instructions on how to download the event information, or see our website help page.



If you choose to make a booking, you agree that you and anyone you are booking for will not attend the event if in the 14 days prior to the event you or they have:

  • been unwell
  • had contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19
  • respiratory symptoms (even if mild)
  • a fever, cough, sore throat and/or shortness of breath
Your Event Guide/s:
  • Photo of Steve Sertis

    Steve Sertis

    Hi folks. I have been with the Foundation since 1997, when I first joined as a member and maintenance volunteer. I wanted to get involved in the 'new' Track after getting terribly lost on the 'old' Bibbulmun Track. From there I began leading walks and then came on staff in the office in 1999 as Events Manager and Lead Guide. I love walking and have done a few end-to-ends. I really get a kick out of sharing this passion with everyone. I am still a volunteer and look after Nerang Campsite. Come and join me on this event!

  • Photo of Ce Kealley

    Ce Kealley

    Hi! I’ve been walking the Track since the late 90’s, and like many, started slowly along the big hill curve of learning. A warning: the Bib is addictive. To me, being in the bush is a form of meditation. The whole Track is my favourite section but I must admit to being very fond of sitting on top of Mount Cooke, watching the eagles circle the skinks, and just soaking it all in. I enjoy sharing my love of the Track with novice walkers so hope to see you out there soon.

  • Photo of Tony Jennings

    Tony Jennings

    Hi folks, I have been a member with the Foundation since 1999 and became a volunteer guide after participating in the Walk with Dad event many years ago. See you out there!